Why the Spanish Civil War Set the Stage for WWII

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The American Volunteer Enrollment Office For The Spanish Civil War In June 1937.

The Spanish Civil War is considered the inaugural conflict of WWII – and it was the only time that thousands of Americans voluntarily joined in another country’s civil war. Adam Hochschild tells the story of several Americans who went to Spain during the 1930s to join the fight against Francisco Franco’s fascist uprising in Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939.

Event: Adam Hochschild will be reading and signing copies of his book at McNally Jackson Books (52 Prince Street) on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m.